After Marvel comic editor Heather Antos was targeted by Twitter trolls for posting a selfie with some of her Marvel friends grabbing milkshakes, a groundswell of supporters are rising up in her honor.
The innocuous documented milkshake-gettin’ activity led naysayers on Twitter to attack Antos for being a woman in the comics industry. Antos got insults ranging from “Gee, I can’t imagine why Marvel’s sales are in the toilet” to “fake geek girls” and “the creepiest collection of stereotypical SJWs anyone could possibly imagine.”
But support for Antos was swift from comic fans around the country. So much support poured in, in fact, the hashtag #MakeMineMilkshake — a play on Marvel’s “Make My Marvel” slogan — started trending on Twitter, and, as Antos tweeted out Sunday, even crashed her Twitter app.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 28, 2017
Guys… These #MakeMineMilkshake posts are bringing me so many feels. Your love and support is literally crashing my Twitter app.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 30, 2017
Comic book purveyors from Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, New York and beyond posted photos drinking milkshakes with their comics and the hashtag. “#MakeMineMilkshake because more women in comics is the best thing to ever happen to comics,” comic writer Ron Marz tweeted. “You’re crazy if you don’t think women have importance in comics. We’d be nowhere without them.
#MakeMineMilkshake,” comic writer Brandon Davis added.
We’ve rounded up the 10 best #MakeMineMilkshake tweets below.
— Paulina Ganucheau (@PlinaGanucheau) July 31, 2017
— MJ (@mollyjane_k) July 30, 2017
— Heather is a Nerd (@followingfilms) July 30, 2017
— BookswithPictures???? (@bookswpictures) July 30, 2017
— Marcelo Córdova (@marcelocordova) July 30, 2017
— Fraser Campbell (@FraserC69) July 30, 2017
— Jody Houser (@Jody_Houser) July 30, 2017
— Sydney (@sydvicious2) July 30, 2017
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) July 30, 2017
— Emerald City Comicon (@emeraldcitycon) July 30, 2017